What is Depression?
Depression is a diagnosable condition in which a person feels low in mood and/or a lack of interest or pleasure in their daily activities. Alongside this, people may experience a variety of other symptoms like:
Obviously, when people experience certain situations such as grief or some other type of loss or significant change in their life, these symptoms may be expected. But if this type of situation is not happening, and if these experiences continue over a period longer than 2 weeks, then this may be depression. We highly recommend chatting with one of our psychologists to get an official assessment and diagnosis.
Depression is a reasonably common condition and has a huge impact globally. In Australia for instance, it affects 1 in 10 people presenting to their GP and 15% of us will develop depression during our lifetimes.